The brother of  newly-wed murdered Brendan Megraw, so called ’Disappeared’, has expressed hope of finally finding his body ahead of fresh searches commencing in remote bogland in the Irish Republic today.  File Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

The brother of a newly-wed murdered and secretly buried by the IRA has expressed hope of finally finding his body ahead of fresh searches commencing i(...)

A piece on Brendan Megraw in  the  book The Disappeared Of Northern Ireland’s Troubles which collates the personal stories of 14 of the families affected. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

Fresh searches for one of the IRA’s so-called Disappeared victims are to start in Co Meath within days.Specialist forensic investigators are preparin(...)

Michaella McCollum Connolly arrives at court at Sarita Colonia prison in Callao. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters 1:38

Dungannon woman Michaella McCollum and Glaswegian Melissa Reid were today sentenced to six years and eight months for attempting to smuggle drugs out (...)

Kieran Megraw, brother of Brendan Megraw  from West Belfast, has made a fresh appeal for the whereabouts of his brother’s body. He vanished in April 1978 and is thought to have been secretly buried at a spot near Kells, Co Meath. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The brother of a man kidnapped and killed by the IRA 35 years ago has made a fresh appeal for information about the location of his body.Newlywed Bren(...)

Michaella McCollum  is escorted from a truck to court at Sarita Colonia prison in Callao, earlier this month. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid have been transferred from the minimum security wing of the Virgen de Fatima prison in Chorrillos, Lima, to Santa (...)

Melissa Reid (left) and Belfast resident Michaella McCollum Connolly (back) are escorted by police after leaving the public prosecutor’s office at Callao, last month. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

A Scottish woman arrested in Peru on suspicion of trying to smuggle cocaine worth € 1.7 million out of the country is prepared to plead guilty in exch(...)

Michaella McCollum Connolly (left) and Melissa Reid attend a court hearing last month. Ms Reid’s mother said the woman had received injections in jail for swelling caused by insect bites. Photograph: Reuters

Two women in custody in Peru charged trying to smuggle cocaine worth €1.7 million out of the country required medical treatment after being bitten by (...)

Michaella McCollum Connolly (2nd right) and Melissa Reid (right), arrested on suspicion of smuggling cocaine out of the country, are escorted by police as they enter the Justice Court of Callao last month. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

The father of one of two women arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggle cocaine worth €1.7 million out of Peru has called on British and Spanish pol(...)

A screengrab taken from a video released by Peruvian police of  Melissa Reid (right) and Michaella McCollum Connolly (left) after their arrest in Lima on suspicion of drug trafficking.

The lawyer representing an Irish woman held in Peru last night renewed her claim she was forced by an armed gang to smuggle drugs and said she is read(...)

Policemen stand guard outside the headquarters of the anti-drug unit of the National Police of Peru in Lima, where Belfast resident Michaella McCollum Connolly and British citizen Melissa Reid are detained. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters.

The father of one of two women held on suspicion of drug smuggling in Peru has vowed to bring his daughter home.William Reid flew to the capital Lima (...)